From the New Yorker, Richard Metcalf on Richard Rorty's philosophical argument for national pride. In Iowa, Trump voters are unfazed by controversies. The Rude Pundit: Fuck you, rural elitists. It's not the white working class that is hurting the most. Bernie Sanders is a big letdown: He's obsessed with winning over Trump voters — and it's making him an ineffective leader of the progressive opposition. Lee Drutman and Mark Schmitt on the case for fighting Trump on norms. The way to save democracy is to attack Trump on economics. How to protect diversity during Trump's presidency: Liberals should expand the concept to include socioeconomic status. Advice for young Muslims: Omar Saif Ghobash on how to survive in an age of extremism and Islamophobia. Interviews for resistance: Sarah Jaffe interviews Kali Akuno, co-director of Cooperation Jackson.

Interposition in the age of Trump: Matthew Filner on rethinking states' rights. Stop underestimating Donald Trump: We can only keep him in check if we recognize his ability to do great harm.


David Enoch (HUJI): Ideal Theory, Utopianism, and What's the Question (in Political Philosophy). Jenann Ismael (Arizona): A Philosopher of Science Looks at Idealization in Political Theory. Christian Rostboll (Copenhagen): Kant and the Critique of the Ethics-First Approach to Politics. Michael Frazer (East Anglia): Utopophobia as a Vocation: The Professional Ethics of Ideal and Nonideal Political Theory. Thomas Fossen (Leiden): Modus Vivendi Beyond the Social Contract: Peace, Conflict, and the Good Life in Realist Political Theory. Paul Raekstad (Amsterdam): Realism, Utopianism, and Radical Values. Edward Hall and Matt Sleat (Sheffield): Ethics, Morality and the Case for Realist Political Theory. Janosch Prinz (QUB) and Enzo Rossi (Amsterdam): Political Realism as Ideology Critique. Enzo Rossi reviews Reality and its Dreams by Raymond Geuss (and more).


Catherine Kerrigan (South Australia): Is It a Library or Is It Art? Virus, coal, and seed: Sophia Roosth on subcutaneous life in the Polar North. If Russia Today is Moscow's propaganda arm, it's not very good at its job. How Putin played the far Left: The Kremlin didn’t just rely on the alt-right to help Trump win — Bernie Bros, Greens, and “anti-imperialists” got had, too. How state-sponsored blackmail works in Russia: The art of kompromat, a practice that seems to have migrated across the Atlantic. Was the 2016 U.S. election democratic? Here are 7 serious shortfalls. Here are 4 pieces of evidence showing FBI Director James Comey cost Clinton the election — and yes, it still matters. Comey letter on Clinton email is subject of Justice Dept. inquiry. Google makes so much money, it never had to worry about financial discipline — until now. Facts about the past and present are either true or false — can knowledge of the future offer the same degree of certainty?


Steven Kates (RMIT): Classical Economics Explained: Understanding Economic Theory Before Keynes. The introduction to The Nobel Factor: The Prize in Economics, Social Democracy, and the Market Turn by Avner Offer and Gabriel Soderberg. Larry Samuelson (Yale): Game Theory in Economics and Beyond. The art and science of economics at Cambridge: The history of a famous faculty shows that the way economics is taught depends on what you think economists are for. Noah Smith on how Econ 101 might be wrong about supply and demand; and a debate with Mark Buchanan on what's wrong with macroeconomics. Marc Lavoie on rethinking macroeconomic theory before the next crisis.

Kaushik Basu (Cornell): The State of Economics, the State of the World. Robert Skidelsky on economists versus the economy: Mathematics, demanding and seductive, has monopolized their mental horizons. Morong Yang (HFUT): Yes, Econometrics is Alchemy. Jeffrey Sachs: Economics is "horrendously misguided" and obsessed with "completely unimportant things". The consent of the governed: The hole at the heart of economics. Brendan Markey‐Towler (Queensland): Economics Cannot Isolate Itself from Political Theory: A Mathematical Demonstration. Economists are like the rest of us — their views on controversies line up with their ideologies.

Donald Trump's refusal to reveal his tax returns highlights a problem with economic theory. Why most economists are so worried about Trump: Trump's populist pose assigns less value to economic expertise, while also creating the conditions under which it's most likely to be needed. Economists contemplate life on the outs. How economists can stay relevant under Trump.


From Boston Review, Jonathan Kirshner on five looming geopolitical crises of the Trump administration. Why Donald Trump wants you to ignore Russia and worry about China: His emerging foreign policy would divide the planet along racial lines. John Judis on a new law that could cripple the federal government. Trump moves closer to gutting Elizabeth Warren’s consumer watchdog. The GOP's crusade to defund Planned Parenthood nationwide, explained. The Mattis confirmation hearing is happening in an alternate world where Trump lost. Mark Linton on how Ben Carson’s nomination is an offense to America. What does Rudy Giuliani actually know about cybersecurity?

Juan Cole on the top 5 fascist moves in Trump's news conference. Nothing will end Trump's conflicts: Trump has the power to give to, and take from, a company’s bottom line — he intends to use it. Trump is headed toward an ethics train wreck. Alexey Kovalev: A message to my doomed colleagues in the American media. Brendan Nyhan on where political science is (in terms of increased risk perceptions). Donald Trump has brought us the American style in paranoid politics. Trump is exactly the monster we feared, and Republicans are enabling him. Alex Pareene on how Republicans have no good reason not to impeach Donald Trump.

Is Trump’s Twitter changing the presidency? Brian Feldman interviews David Greenberg, author of The Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency. Planning to trade on Trump's tweets? Here’s what you should know. Overrated, loser? Not if it’s Trump who calls you out. From “nasty woman” to “failing pile of garbage”: When an insult becomes a badge of honor.

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